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Bleeding In The Small Intestine
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Possibly: It.can lead to ulcerative jejunitis which is ulcers in the small intestine ...Read more
Only rarely: Inflammation can cause bleeding, blockage or can allow a hole with a leak to occur. This is almost always in the large intestine. It can cause a big abscess reaction and the reaction of the body to wall this off might trap the small intestine and kink or block it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult diagnosis: Early diagnosis of small bowel carcinomas are difficult to diagnose in early stages, as most it is not accessible to endoscope.Capsule endoscopy is some help, contrast studies, ct scans will help.Late stages will present with obstruction, cramp y colicky pains , some time with bleeding. Occasionally laporoscopy even laporatomy is required for diagnosis. ...Read more
Normal life: It really depend what kind of small bowel cancer he had and what part of the small intestine small bowel cancer is rare in the usa and not all of the are hereditary you need to eat healthy and stay with a doctor who could follow you very closely and do not ignore any sign or symptoms like bleeding unexpected weight loss or change of appetite or bowel habit find out more about your dad cancer. ...Read more
I have blood in stool. A lot of bloating. I feel the blood is from small intestine not colon. Is there any way doctor can tell if it's from small or large intestine?
Bloody BM: Blood in your bowel movements should be characterized. Is it blood streaked. Small bowel bleeding usually causes black bowel movements unless you are having a large bleed. A colonoscopy can easily rule out colonic bleed. A Pill Cam can take photos of your entire small intestine ...Read more
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